The Good Among The Great

The Good Among The Great

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by Donald Van de Mark
     
 

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The Good Among the Great offers an in-depth look at what makes a few high achievers also good people. The book focuses on 19 personality traits originally identified by psychologist Abraham Maslow. The author not only illustrates these traits with lively stories drawn from more than 25 years interviewing prominent leaders for CNN, CNBC, and other television

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The Good Among the Great offers an in-depth look at what makes a few high achievers also good people. The book focuses on 19 personality traits originally identified by psychologist Abraham Maslow. The author not only illustrates these traits with lively stories drawn from more than 25 years interviewing prominent leaders for CNN, CNBC, and other television news programs, he also shows how the traits are exhibited by people in all walks of life. His examples span the famous (Meryl Streep, Charles Schwab, and Andrew Weil) to the great but not well known (Poosie Orr, mother and housewife; Rachel Walton, pediatric hospice nurse; and Andrew Ferguson, teacher). Practical, common-sense guidelines show readers the shortest route to personal and professional achievement and fulfillment.

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Van de Mark, in his 25 years of interviewing for CNN, discovered that some people were not just successful but exemplary. He studied modern high achievers who were also beloved characters, found 19 shared personality traits, and integrated his findings with the models of Abraham Maslow. In this distinctive book, he focuses on each particular trait and gives an example of someone who possesses it; in the "Integrity" chapter, Warren Buffett, and in "Empathetic," Charles Schwab. Many of his examples are not household names but are as inspiring as the celebrities. An essential read for those wanting to improve themselves and the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780984606122
Publisher:
Columbia Island Press
Publication date:
04/01/2011
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
16 Years

What People are saying about this

Bill Bradley
"Read this book and learn things you never knew-Ball of which will help you live a better life and one of consequence." --(Bill Bradley, former U.S. Senator)
Joan Rivers
"I've always wondered why we admire certain people and finally someone has explained why . . . And the best part is that Donald gives us practical ways to be more like them!" --(Joan Rivers)
Stephen R. Covey
"A fascinating book revealing how most great leaders are alike primarily because of their choices. Van de Mark's personal experiences coupled with the wisdom of Maslow makes for one insightful read." --(Stephen R. Covey, author, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People)

Meet the Author

Donald Van de Mark has spent over 25 years as a groundbreaking broadcast journalist. He was among the journalists who created the first business news shows on television and was the first Washington correspondent for CNBC. After a stint as Director of Corporate Communications for Barry Diller, then Chairman and CEO of QVC, Inc., he returned to reporting and joined CNN, where he edited and co-anchored MoneyWeek, as well as four additional shows that ran daily on CNNfn. In 1999, he became the cofounder of MyPrimeTime, Inc., a media startup devoted to personal and professional development for Baby Boomers, where he wrote and anchored two television series, Great Entrepreneurs and Great Leaders. A successful motivational speaker, he lives in Sonoma, California.

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